Delivering practical solutions for marine conservation

The Reef-World Foundation is a UK registered charity with its roots founded on bringing basic marine ecology to fishing villages and local communities in Thailand since 1999. Today we are operating internationally to support governments and communities in sustainable  consumption and production of coastal resources and marine life. Our main project is Green Fins, implemented in partnership with UN Environment, which focuses on driving environmentally friendly SCUBA diving and snorkelling practices across the industry globally.

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The Green Fins Initiative

Green Fins is globally uniform.
When going to any dive centre, as a diver you know what you can expect.
— Marteyne Van Well, General Manager, Six Senses Laamu

Green Fins, an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme and internationally coordinated by Reef-World, are the only internationally recognised environmental set of standards for the diving and snorkelling industry supported by a comprehensive management approach to provide guidance and support for business owners and national authorities to promote best practice. 

This year we celebrate The International Year of the Reef 2018 by launching the Green Fins IYOR 2018 Campaign. The campaign aims to make sustainable diving practices the social norm, by promoting pragmatic solutions to key local threats identified through years of work with the dive industry; and encouraging other stakeholders, like equipment manufacturers, to take action to reduce the pressures on coral reefs.

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